Introduction to the Functions of Proteins and DNA

Bring the idea of DNA and proteins to life! They are not just abstract concepts, but rather important components of body structures. A series of lessons help scholars make connections to DNA and the proteins that create them. Using real-life examples, the lessons help to illustrate the role of DNA and proteins in context.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lessons as a supplement to a current unit on DNA and protein synthesis
  • Post the video resources for students to access during the review
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a basic understanding of DNA structure
Pros

  • Includes questioning strategies within the teacher resources
  • Provides links to additional resources to extend the lesson
Cons

  • None